Summer is almost here! Celebrate the season of sun, fun, and all things outdoors with a sultry summer solstice party. To help your party go over with flying colors, we've rounded up 11 mouthwatering summer solstice recipes.
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1. Summer Picnic Pea and Veggie Salad
It's going to be hot, so it's probably best to limit the amount of summer solstice recipes that feature mayonnaise. This crisp salad just features fresh veggies and a simple, dairy-free dressing.
This protein-rich salad is filled with fresh herbs. And if you have any vegans at your party, they can really chow down on this hearty, yet cool, meal.
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3. Easy Pasta Salad Recipe with Feta, Olives and Chickpeas
I am a sucker for a fresh chickpea recipe. And when you throw in some olives and feta, I know it'll be great -- all those flavors mesh so well. This fresh pasta salad also includes parsley and rice.
It's always smart to have a veggie burger available at any picnic. And oh, what a veggie burger this is. It's full of lentils and sun-dried tomatoes. It's really one of the more ideal summer solstice recipes and can serve as the night's "main event."
5. Veggie Chip Recipes
What better side to serve with salads and burgers than some crisp, somewhat healthy, veggie chips. The previous link will take you to 5 killer veggie chip recipes that will please anyone's palate.
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6. Amaranth Fritters with Swiss Chard
These are the perfect little patties to make for the guest who doesn't want to commit to an actual burger, but still wants to eat something that's crunchy (and full of nutrients).
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7. Watermelon Feta Salad
It's summer, so fruit can actually be enjoyed as a main meal. Don't believe us? Just look at this savory, watermelon salad recipe.
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8. Lemon Curd
You want delectable summer solstice recipes? Then get a load of this dessert. It's fully of lemony zest and fresh ingredients.
This trifecta dessert will please everyone who decides to eat it. And as you can see by this recipe's title: it comes with vanilla ice cream.
10. Lavender Martini and a Rose Margarita
Both of these tasty recipes are featured at this link. Both are infused with fresh summer flavors (hello, lavender and rose), and are perfect libations to serve at your party.
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11. Peach Cilantro Julep
I'm really smitten with this Peach Cilantro Julep. It's filled with herbs and fruit, and of course, bourbon!
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